WELCOME TO RICHMOND HILL

Richmond Hill has had a history of growth explosions! The town’s boundary increased from 1700 acres to 2700 acres when the town limits were expanded to include parts of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Markham, Vaughan and King in 1970. Jay Chauhan founded “The Richmond Hill Association for Multiculturalism” in 1989 which led to a population explosion with new people discovering the area for the first time and making it their home. As a result, Richmond Hill has developed many multicultural and diverse neighbourhoods and is still considered one of Canada’s fastest growing towns.

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REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS

Richmond Hill continues to see extensive population growth. Due to it’s close proximity and accessibility to Toronto, more and more people are calling Richmond Hill home. With the extension of the TTC subway to Vaughan, it has only driven prices higher. The current price of an average detached home in Richmond Hill is well over a million dollars. If the plans of the next subway extension to Highway 7 come to fruition, we will see the condo world explode in Richmond Hill. Once considered a small town and referred to as the "rose" capital of Canada, Richmond Hill has flourished. It is now a highly sought after community for those looking to raise a family in the same town where they can have a successful career. If you are looking for more information on the Richmond Hill real estate market, Contact Joshua Campbell. 

PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE

Located in the southern point of York Region just north of Toronto, Richmond Hill is a prosperous region. With multicultural communities and a wide variety of companies in the areas of finance, healthcare and small business. The town of Richmond Hill has an unlimited range of housing choices from cottage-style homes in mature neighbourhoods to brand new subdivisions and condominiums. The multicultural nature of Richmond Hill is reflected in its schools and churches across many nationalities and faiths. One of Richmond Hill’s great benefits is its location, being only a 10 minute drive to the country or 15 minutes to Toronto.

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Parks & Recreation

Richmond Hill is next door to the fast-paced lifestyle you crave, yet it offers the laid-back and hometown feeling of living in the country where you can go for a walk and hear a “good morning” from passing neighbours. With its vast amount of local parks and trails in the area, families, dog walkers, joggers and bicyclists get to choose from different scenic routes every day. Two local libraries and community centres offer a wide variety of programs for everyone. If you are looking to spend some time on a beautiful lakeshore, check out Lake Wilcox. Sun worshippers love to plan a day at the lake with its popular picnic areas, splash pad and playground for the kids. Winter turns Wilcox lake into a tranquil place for brisk walks along the boardwalk or cross-country skiing. 

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Shopping & Restaurants

Richmond Hill has plenty of shopping malls, plazas and restaurants just a few minutes from home. Times Square, located at Leslie Street and Highway 7, gives you plenty of choices for shopping, restaurants and even a karaoke bar! Hillcrest Mall has roughly 140 different shops, services and restaurants at the corner of Yonge Street and Carrville Road.

Entertainment

If you’re interested in the arts, you don’t need to travel south to Toronto to catch a great performance. Within a few minutes drive, the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts is home to standup comedy, drama and even murder mysteries. Every seat in the house gives you an impressive view of the stage with a superior sound system to boot. If you’d like to take a trip back in time, visit the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre where you can learn about the great history of the area, make old-fashioned candles or enjoy an afternoon tea. Summertime movies in the park are a huge hit with families and friends. You should also keep an eye out for Richmond Hill’s community carnivals that happen throughout the summer and winter months.

Richmond Hill Sites

Burr House – Founded in 1973 with the help of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, this restored 150 year old pioneer house once operated as a local craft house home to the Hill Potter’s Guild, Weavers Guild and Richmond Hill Spinners. It is now dedicated to preserving the history of Richmond Hill and raising awareness about the town's history.

David Dunlop Observatory – Richmond Hill is home of the David Dunlop Observatory once known for being home to the world’s second largest telescope with its 74-inch reflector. The University of Toronto previously owned it from 1935 to 2008 when ownership was then transferred to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

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Schools in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill is home to a wide variety of elementary and secondary schools through York Region District School Board, York Catholic District School Board, Montessori Schools, and French Immersion. The town also offers a variety of private schooling from kindergarten to grade 12. 

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